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Rooster, you reprobate!
~ Miss Hannigan furious at Rooster for attempting to have Annie killed.

Rooster and Lily St. Regis are the secondary antagonists of the musical Annie and the 1982 film adaptation.

In the 1982 Columbia theatrical film version, Rooster was portrayed by Tim Curry (who later played many other villains that he voiced like Drake, Maestro Forte, Hexxus, Ben Ravencroft, Taurus Bulba, Mouse King, Professor Calamitous and etc. and played Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Long John Silver, and Pennywise the Dancing Clown), and Lily was portrayed by Bernadette Peters. In the Disney version, Rooster was portrayed by Alan Cumming, and Lily was portrayed by Kristin Chenoweth.

History

In the 1982 version, Rooster is a con artist and he has escaped from prison, and he and his new girlfriend pay his sister Agatha Hannigan a visit hoping to get money from her. When she didn't comply, he stole from her, Lily stole some stuff as well, but was caught. They intend to use the situation that Annie is at a billionaire's house for wealth, but without knowledge. Lily and Rooster pretend to be the Mudges, Annie's parents, successfully. At the end, Annie escapes and rips up the check. Rooster wants to kill her. Miss Hannigan tries to stop him, but then he punches her then goes on to try to kill Annie. Rooster is about to catch Annie (who has escaped onto the drawn B&O Bridge). When Rooster slides back down (due to Punjab knocking him after catching Annie), Miss Hannigan redeems herself and beats him with her purse. Rooster and Lily are then arrested.

In the 1999 film version, Miss Hannigan and Rooster (pretending to be Annie's parents, the "Mudges," after cutting Lily off the deal) try to get her, but Lily has to stay behind and watch the orphans. She reveals to the orphans the truth (after being blackmailed by them into revealing what would happen to Annie right after accidentally revealing the secret). They (Lily, Rooster, and Miss Hannigan) are arrested by Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Secret Service.

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Trivia

  • Although Rooster and Lily were the secondary antagonists, they turned out to be more dangerous than Miss Hannigan, most notably in the 1982 film. This is because unlike Miss Hannigan, Rooster and Lily secretly planned on killing Annie.
  • Because of that, some people consider them to be the main antagonists of the story, with Miss Hannigan as the secondary antagonist.
  • They are not featured in the 2014 version of Annie. Instead, they are replaced with the unnamed fake parents.
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